Indoek Venice – Muscle Men

It was the early ‘70s in LA. I was working on my MFA at CalArts and had recently moved back to the U.S. after shooting for the JWT Agency in Copenhagen and Stockholm. It was pure culture shock – to find myself in LA with palm trees, movie stars, and the search for the American dream. Venice Beach was the gritty epicenter for all of this and the Muscle Men epitomized the high-volume race to fame and fortune.” – Peter Karnig on his Muscle Men photo series for the Indoek Venice issue. West coast photographer Peter Karnig is a full-time editorial, portrait and landscape artist specializing in black and white film and handmade, custom fiber printing. His work is in the permanent collection of Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the years his work has been widely published in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, among many others. Check out the Muscle Men series in its large-format entirety in the Indoek Venice issue available now in our shop:

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